The Effecta Combi Boiler offers 90% efficiency, 20 - 60kw, Swedish reliability and great RHI potential
Biomass per se offers CO2 savings of 96% and fuel cost savings of 50-80% versus fossil fuels. Biomass district heating schemes, as they increase in size, become progressively more cost effective over individual boilers.
A district heating scheme can be split into zones, with clusters of houses and buildings supplied by a single boiler, enabling large savings in installation and operating costs, as well as providing flexibility in multiple site options and operations.
Where the installation can be on a scale of 50-400kW, large energy savings can be multiplied across multiple units, buildings or zones.
Where a single boiler serves more than one “property” (i.e with more than one Council Tax Account), the installation is deemed as commercial and eligible for 20 years of payments from the commercial RHI, which has been available since November 2011. The domestic RHI was launched on April 9th 2014 and include projects where a single biomass boiler serves a single domestic property.
Benefits of biomass district heating
Biomass district heating allows commercial landlords to easily monitor heat usage via heat meters. The actual heat usage within each building or flat can be separately measured, and delivered heat accurately and easily billed for.
With combustion only occurring in a single point within a group of several buildings, the occupants or tenants in each are given a safe environment in which to live or work, with no annual safety checks, carbon monoxide alarms or health and safety provisions or appliances at the point of use.
This makes biomass district heating advantageous for use in care homes, social landlords, hospitals, schools or any other applications where the owners, Energy Services Company (ESCO) or maintenance provider may have a legal duty of care and safety to building occupants.
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